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View Poll Results: Best Western Skyline?
Honolulu 15 2.38%
Anchorage 8 1.27%
Seattle 256 40.57%
Tacoma 1 0.16%
Portland 13 2.06%
Sacramento 3 0.48%
San Francisco 156 24.72%
Oakland 0 0%
San Jose 5 0.79%
Los Angeles 95 15.06%
San Diego 14 2.22%
Las Vegas 14 2.22%
Phoenix 10 1.58%
Salt Lake City 5 0.79%
Denver 30 4.75%
Bellevue 1 0.16%
Albuquerque 5 0.79%
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Old December 20th, 2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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Best Western Skyline?

Best Western Skyline?

Make your choice here!

Contenders include:

Honolulu
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Anchorage
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Seattle
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Bellevue


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Bellevue Skyline From Madrona Park by JoeInSouthernCA, on Flickr

Tacoma
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Portland
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Sacramento
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San Francisco
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Oakland
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San Jose
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Las Vegas
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Phoenix
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Salt Lake City
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Denver
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Albuquerque


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Albuquerque Skyline by Hesweptlime, on Flickr
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Old December 20th, 2010, 01:45 AM   #2
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Some choices are there due to their incredible setting, others are there due to sheer numbers of tall buildings. My favorite is Seattle, for its balance and layers!
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Old December 20th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #3
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San Francisco, no doubt about it. Show me another city on the West Coast (let alone the world) that incorporates suspension bridges so well into the skylines (a skyline that already has some of the most unique highrises in the nation). Seattle's a close second, I'd say. I'd also like to add that while you're adding jokes (I'm looking at Phoenix and Vegas), you might as well have included Fresno since it's larger than Sacramento. And speaking of Sacramento, you didn't exactly pick a flattering image since that's only four out of over a dozen buildings that make up the skyline. If I get around to it, I'll post a more flattering image (not that Sacramento can compete with Los Angeles, Seattle, or San Francisco).

Since this is the new thread, I'll add some good skyline shots of Sacramento (all my own).

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Old December 20th, 2010, 05:24 AM   #4
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Great shots! Rack up the votes for Sacramento!
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Old December 20th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #5
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I think it will be like this

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle
Denver
Honolulu
San Diego
Portland
Las Vegas
Phoenix
Sacramento
Salt Lake city
Oakland
San Jose
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Old December 20th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #6
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SF for me - it's the only city I've been to over there and I loved it.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 07:32 AM   #7
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SF, LA, Seattle, SD and LV.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 08:21 AM   #8
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L.A.

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Old December 22nd, 2010, 11:31 AM   #9
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this is clearly a battle between seattle and san fransisco. i dont think any city in the west(not even LA) can compete with those 2. im gonna go for seattle for its better height and natural setting.

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Old December 24th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #10
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I would definitely pick Seattle over SF any day of the week. Taller, more character, unique buildings (space needle, etc.), mountain backdrop. Without the bridges in SF it would be a no contest.
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Also a different shot of SJ:

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Old December 25th, 2010, 06:57 AM   #12
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I think it will be like this

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle
Denver
Honolulu
San Diego
Portland
Las Vegas
Phoenix
Sacramento
Salt Lake city
Oakland
San Jose
Bellevue, WA is absolutely above the bottom three.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 06:40 AM   #13
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hey op, where's the love for your hometown? :P
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I voted for Anchorage. Just because.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #15
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Seattle's skyline is so kickass I can hardly stand it. Every angle is spectacular... throw in Mt. Rainier along with the surrounding Cascades for picturesque beauty and you've got a clear winner in this contest. LA's central cluster is great and San Francisco's bridges are beautiful but neither are enough to trump Seattle, in my opinion.

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Old December 30th, 2010, 02:34 AM   #16
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my top five

LA
Seattle
SF
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Old January 8th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #17
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Old January 10th, 2011, 03:23 AM   #18
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San Francisco.

Seattle's tied with it now. :O
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Old January 14th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #19
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I'm going to go with Seattle. Though LA is close, but it's too much of a fake city. But even strictly aesthetically speaking, Seattle still is slightly more appealing to me.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #20
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